Telephone Extension Socket

Telephone Extension Socket DIY Guide

This is my ‘How to Wire a Telephone Socket DIY Guide’ – how to install a Telephone Extension Socket easily. Here you will find exactly what you’re searching for. Suddenly you will be an expert and discover how to run your own Telephone Extension Sockets and wiring. Click on any pictures for a closer look!

Telephone Extension Socket

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DIY Telephone Extension Socket

Run your own Telephone Extension Socket shift or replace that unsightly wiring by using this page to help you! Follow my wiring guide and Telephone Extension instructions and hopefully everything will work first time!

Telephone Extension Socket Wiring Colour Code

Telephone Extension Sockets have 6 connections labelled 1 to 6. Only 3 connections are used. These are 2, 3 and 5.
2 and 5 give you dial tone and allow you to make and receive calls. 3 is used for the bell circuit to link other extensions in the house back to the master socket. Without it the other phones wouldn’t ring on an incoming call.
Telephone Wiring Colour Code info and pictures

How to connect the wires

The change in this rule though came along with Broadband as the ADSL filter now has the component to enable each phone to ring. The Bell Circuit, pin 3, should therefore not  be connected if you have Broadband. By removing this you will almost definitely increase your broadband speed instantly! If it works for you leave me a nice review!

Buy Telephone Extension Sockets

What’s the best place to buy Telephone Extension Sockets? I’ve found a range of parts you might need including Master Sockets and cable. Price and quality look good, and many parts come with FREE postage! They are IDC type which are easiest to work with but do buy the suitable inserter tool which I will also give you the link to!
Click HERE for the parts Page – all the things you need to make a great job!

Telephone Wire Inserter Tool for IDC Extension Sockets

This is the most reliable, quick and easy way of termination. Buy a tool and save damage to the Master Socket or NTE5 as you make your connections. With IDC (Insulation Displacement Connection) you can terminate a maximum of 3 wires per slot on top of each other.

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